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Songkran death toll rises to 378 in six days

Songkran death toll rises to 378 in six days

NATIONWIDE: The accumulated death toll from road accidents has risen to 378, with 3,575 people hospitalised, over the first six days of the 7-day “dangerous period” of the Songkran festival that ends today (Apr 17).

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 03:49PM


Surprisingly, yesterday’s (Apr 16) fatalities were lower than the the typical death toll on Thailand’s roads throughout the year, according to statistics compiled by World Atlas. The organisation, which provides online information on travel, society, economics and environment, says an average of between 50 and 60 people die on Thailand’s roads every day – the worst rate per head of population in the world.

The World Health Organisation, meanwhile, ranks Thailand as the second deadliest country – behind only Libya – from a survey of 180 countries.

From April 11 to 16, there were a total of 3,418 road accidents nationwide, the Road Safety Centre announced today.

Yesterday, 49 people were killed and 464 others hospitalised in 425 crashes across the country, said Lt Gen Thanet Kallapruek, director of the army’s directorate of civil affairs, citing a report from the Centre.

Speeding was the leading cause of the road fatalities (28.47%), followed by drink-driving (27.29%), and most crashes involved motorcycles (81.80%), said Lt Gen Thanet.

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A total of 176,415 traffic offenders were arrested at 2,013 road checkpoints. Of that number, 49,866 people were not wearing crash helmets and 46,067 people were not carrying a driving licence.

Nakhon Ratchasima recorded the highest accumulated death toll from April 11 to 16, with 19 fatalities. Chiang Mai had the highest number of injuries at 136, and also the highest number of road crashes at 126.

Six provinces – Yala, Ranong, Satun, Samut Songkhram, Nong Khai and Nong Bua Lamphun – recorded no deaths from road accidents, said Lt Gen Thanet.

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